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Thai Deputy Government Spokesman Warns Against Reclassifying Cannabis as Narcotic

On June 13th, 2024, Deputy Government Spokesman Karom Phonphonklang publicly warned Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin regarding his insistence to reclassify cannabis as a type 5 narcotic, which would essentially recriminalize it in Thailand.

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This decision should not be made to appease any specific group but should consider the broader public who lack bargaining power. Failure to do so could lead to widespread harm and distress, remarked Karom.

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By Kittisak Phalaharn

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